Human Rights Are No Joke
Belgrade, April 1st 2015, Human Rights House
The Belgrade-based youth group of the Helsinki
Committee had an open house under the slogan “Human Rights Are No Joke”
on April 1st 2015.
The group’s guests, high school and university
students, had the opportunity to learn about its activism through brief,
keynote speeches on human rights, feminism, the queer theory and
anti-fascism. Young activists also presented some of their most
attractive projects such as “Feminism is the Old Black” of May 2014,
“Our Queer Childhood” of September 2013 and „Film in Facsism / Fascism
in Film“ of April 2014.
Addressing their guests young activists presented them
an overview of their past projects but also highlighted the problems
plaguing marginalized social groups. They presented them with
theoretical prerequisites for proper planning of actions meant to raise
people’s awareness about specific problems and ultimately help to have
those problems solved. For their part, visitors seized the opportunity
to pose a variety of questions about the group and put forth ideas for
its future projects.
So the open house turned into a threefold even so to
speak: it exhibited the group’s work, welcomed new membership and
stressed the importance of human rights and youth activism.